Colder weather often keeps us indoors and curling up in our most comfortable spots and, during these quieter times, atmosphere can be so important to our health and happiness. Whether you love the crisp air and chilly nights or long for the first day of spring, there is so much joy to be found in updating your spaces and reflecting on what would bring you more joy in your surroundings. For our annual before and after issue, Southern Home is sharing inspiring stories of designers and homeowners that chose classic and unique ways to mix things up. Within this special issue, you’ll find a historic abode in Augusta, Georgia that gets a vibrant update for a young family and in Roanoke, Virginia a couple brings in a designer to help them turn their dreams into reality. An understated Southern cottage also gets and elegant, sophisticated upgrade while a Baton Rouge home gets a contemporary revamp using reclaimed materials. We take you to Eau Palm Beach, a stunning getaway set on Florida’s gold coast, talk all about our current antiques obsession—copper cookware, chat with designer Amanda Lindroth, and show off our Color Crush. We hope this new year brings you endless ways to spruce up your home and find what brings you joy!